Left-wing media had mocked the victim for claiming he was hit by ‘a two-by four’. In an interview with DIE WELT from his hospital bed, Magnitz confirmed he was rescued by a construction worker, who told him he was hit by “a two-by four”. Bremen Police had claimed there was no such object on the CCTV, leading to an unprecedent attack on the AfD and the assault victim for allegedly lying about the attack.
The CCTV footage released by Bremen Police seems to support Magnitz’s story, showing the attacker hitting the elected representative over the head with an object in his left hand, and then hurriedly passing the object to an accomplice. The police are asking for witness to come forward in the case.
Frank Magnitz is the father of six children and is married to a Turkish woman. A post by Bremen Antifa taking credit for the attack nevertheless called him “racist” and “far-right”.